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'Sully' And The True Story Behind The 'Miracle On The Hudson' From Flight 1549 Passengers

On January 15, 2009, US Airways flight 1549 made an emergency landing on the Hudson River. A bird strike took out both engines only three minutes into the flight from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte Douglas. All passengers on board survived with minimal injuries. Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger was quickly hailed a hero for safely grounding the plane in what became known as the ‘Miracle on the Hudson.’ The story has now been captured in the Clint Eastwood film ‘Sully’ starring Tom Hanks. We’ll hear the true story behind the movie from local passengers, live from the Carolinas Aviation Museum, which is now home to the aircraft.


Watch the show below. The Facebook Live video dropped out during taping so we have two videos.

Wally Coppinger – Executive Director of Carolinas Aviation Museum

Beth McHugh – Passenger on board Flight 1549, seat 20C

Eileen Shleffar – Passenger on board Flight 1549, seat 13D

Vic Warnement – Passenger on board Flight 1549, seat 13E

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